|The 01 deck is the next largest part. What stands out with this part is the aft section with the two deck extensions that was distinctive feature. The 01 level has a large deck housing, several storage lockers and mushroom vents.
The edges of the deck need to be sanded smooth. First set of smaller parts include the bridge or 02 deck, the 03 deck, funnel, two styles of torpedo splinter shields, gun director platforms, sponson support arches, towing bitt
and capstan and a 5” gun turret foundation ring. The latter part is redundant as this has already been cast into the hull’s deck. This may have been included accidentally but I will put it into my spares box for possible use in
another project. These parts are also cast well and will need clean-up to remove some resin flash and film. The opening for the ladder to the bridge deck needs to be opened up as well as the openings in the torpedo splinter
shields. The two sets of these shields differ in terms of the width the openings – narrow or wide. Which ones to use will depend on which ship you wish to model and you will have to rely on photos to determine this.
The last set of smaller parts includes the aft 02 deck level housings, the balloon hangar, boat davits, ventilation blowers and a catwalk. Again the parts are well done and require the usual clean up.
Six pages of assembly instructions illustrated with annotated photos are provided to give you guidance on where the conversion set parts go. These instructions do not cover every detail on building the Coast Guard cutter
version but they are supplemented with the plans set on the CD-ROM. The CD has the complete set of plans available in the Booklet of General Plans and will help you to finish the model and add as much detail as you care to